Impossible to tell whether United or City will win the Premier League, says Andy Cole

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Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole has spoken about his old club and whether they or Manchester City will win the Premier League this season. So far, after three matches, the spoils are shared, with City at the top of the league on goal difference, with Chelsea also in the mix after all three teams have won their first three matches of the season. United have sat out of the title race for three years under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, but the arrival of Jose Mourinho in the summer has changed things a little. United are a new team, strengthened by the signings of Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba. United and City could well take the league to the wire once again, which after three years out of the mix would be a good thing. Cole, speaking exclusively to 888Sport, said:

“If I knew who would do best in the next three years then I’d head straight to the bookmakers. The way they have both started the season it’s tempting to think that one of them will win it. But then when you look at how Chelsea have started as well. The Premier League is so topsy-turvy now and whoever puts a run together and plays as a team then anything is possible. Leicester showed that.”

Both United and City have great squads capable of winning the league and managers who are hungry to achieve just that. At this early stage of the season, before both teams have met, it would be unwise to suggest who would win the league, as there are still 35 matches to be played, which can go either way. United face City at Old Trafford in the league later this afternoon, the first Manchester derby of the new Premier League season. Over the past two seasons, the spoils have been pretty equal with United losing to City at the Etihad and winning at Old Trafford the season before last, with United and City drawing at Old Trafford and United winning at the Etihad last season. This season, with the rebuilding done by each team, the spoils could be somewhat closer.

Read the full 888sport interview with Andy Cole, including his thoughts on how Marcus Rashford can become an Old Trafford legend.

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